Sam Walton reports on how the UK government is avoiding the full cost of going to war by getting military charities to take care of soldiers after their return.
This December, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the first of its kind aimed at regulating the international arms trade, will become part of international law. Without political will, however, none of its desirable impacts are likely to happen, warns Nicholas Gilby.
This week, an unprecedented wave of popular protests forced Blaise Compaoré to step aside as president of Burkina Faso, twenty seven years after the military coup that brought him to power. Amber Murrey reports.
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Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Jul 17, 2014 19:14 - 3 Comments
The marked contrast between the BBC’s reporting of the deaths of Palestinian and Israeli children this past month has been an eloquent symbol of its wider failings.
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Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Oct 9, 2014 14:06 - 3 Comments
When the Barbican cancelled its ‘Exhibit B’ show two weeks ago, after a campaign by anti-racism campaigners, many within the liberal media cried censorship. Yet there was virtual silence when a Grime showcase event was cancelled at the same venue earlier this year. Such markedly different reactions highlight the power relations underpinning our cultural institutions, argues joel sharples.
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New in Ceasefire, Politics - Oct 6, 2014 16:05 - 4 Comments
Politics | ‘The right kind of perpetrator': Race, religion and gender in the Rotherham child abuse scandal
Recent coverage of the Rotherham child exploitation case has focused on the race, religion and ethnic background of the perpetrators. This fits neatly into a right-wing discourse around the supposed tyranny of political correctness and distracts from the prominent role of white, establishment figures in sexually exploiting children.
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New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - Sep 25, 2014 23:30 - 8 Comments
Nafeez Ahmed examines how the rise of ISIS was both predicted and evitable, and argues the West’s current military campaign is already being used to neuter mass surveillance reforms at home and will likely produce further political destabilisation in the region.
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New in Ceasefire, Radar Reports - Oct 7, 2014 18:28 - Comment
Radar Reports | Teenage Pregnancies in Kenya: “I knew nothing about contraception and I was very much in love”
In recent years, Kenya has seen an alarming rise in teenage pregnancies, forcing thousands of girls to abandon their education early and spurring a national debate over the causes and repercussions of the issue. Susan Yara reports from Mombasa.
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Arts & Culture, New in Ceasefire - Oct 12, 2014 18:58 - Comment
Arts & Culture | Incorrigible Idealist vs. Impenetrable Darkness: The suspect politics of ‘The Honourable Woman’
Heralded as a critical and popular success, the BBC TV series ‘The Honourable Woman’ has been particularly praised for its authentic and sensitive portrayal of the moral complexities of life in the occupied Palestinian territories. However, such recognition is largely misplaced, warns Tony McKenna.